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THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
1 THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
New York Copper & Brass Research Association Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
Unpaginated (20 pp including covers), 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Reprinted from 'Oil Power" by courtesy of the Industrial Lubricating Department of the Standard Oil Company of New York." Contents: Stone-hammer Days of Copper: A Tale of the First Useful Metal Known to Man (The American Indian / Egyptian Period / The Coppersmith); How Copper Ore is Mined, And What Happens to It After That (The Rolling Mill Sheets / Wire / Tubes); Just a Few of Copper's Uses; Advertisement (What constitutes a Rust-Proof Home?). Interior - soft vrease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on covers, small crease at top corner of rear cover, very light wear on spine, 1/4" wide strip of light fading at fore-edge of front cover. Postage fro this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
2 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
3 Crane, Walter. OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW.
London Bracken 1984 0946495416 / 9780946495412 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
243 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "Originally published in 1896, this survey of book illustration is both a comprehensive guide to many facets of early work in the field and important evidence of Victorian taste and the influences which shaped it. Walter Crane, as a leading designer and illustrator, was exceptionally well placed to survey the subject - indeed, some of the finest pieces among over 100 drawings reproduced here are those by Crane himself. Crane begins by describing the artist's role in producing manuscripts and early printed books up to the end of the sixteenth century, giving an account of Italian, French and (particularly) German work. He then moves to the beginning of 'modern illustration', which he dates from the work of Blake, and takes in most of the major Victorian exponents of the art, with examples from such men as Rossetti, Selwyn Image, Arthur Hughes, Laurence Housman, Howard Pyle and Will H. Bradley. The result is a book which has delighted the collector for many years, and is now in increasing demand among art historians and typographers." Faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light browning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 32 to 44 with two very small tears on fore-edge of pages 37 to 40 that are archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN., Du Cane, Florence.
4 Du Cane, Florence. THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN.
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
5 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980. 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0660103478 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two prof oundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 18 2 1 . S i l ver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the Nati on al M u se um o f Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade we re pro du c ed by bot h European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the ex hibi tio n inc lud es m any examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the e xhib ition fro m muse ums in Ca nada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period shows the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht wri nklin g at t op/bo tt om of spi ne and flap-folds. minor rubbing, fading to color on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN:  THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES., Hill, May Brawley.
6 Hill, May Brawley. FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933357 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "...(presents) the inventive outdoor structures that enlivened three centuries of garden making acro ss the country. Whether at the residence of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson or those of more common folk, American home gardens demonstrated the desire both for beauty and for imaginative flights of architectural fancy in even the mos t u t i l i t a r ian of objects, resulting in a wealth of appealing structures, many of which exist today." Contents: Ornaments and Necessities in Colonial Gardens; The New Republic, 1780-1810; Arcadian Visions, 1810-1840; Picturesque Gardens and R u st ic S ea ts , 18 40 -1870; Domestic Nostalgia and Suburban Comfort, 1870-1900; Arts and Crafts and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1930; Bauhaus and the Home Garden, 1930-1960; Looking Back - The Recent Past; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny din t o n fro nt boa rd, mi no r r ubb ing. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear, tiny chip and light wear at top of flap-folds, one tiny puncture and one tiny shallow dint on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
7 Hutchinson, Lucy, Thornton, Alice, Ann, Lady Fanshawe, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Anne, Lady Halkett & Brilliana, Lady Harley. Roger Hudson, Editor. THE GRAND QUARREL. FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.
London Folio Society 1993 Hard Cover Very Good 
256 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in full dark blue buckram with a repeat pattern of typographical ornaments in gold; pale blue-grey endpapers. Dark blue slipcase. 16 pages of lithographic plates reproducing contemporary prints and paintings, plus genealogical tables and maps. "There is no denying that writing - and reading - had spread rapidly out from the cloister and chancery under the stimulus of the printing press in the previous hundred years. This new climate of literacy, and a growing self-consciousness as the values of the Renaissance filtered through, combined with the natural instinct to record the extraordinary upheavals of the Civil Wars and their aftermath to produce the first great period of English biography and memoir." Less well known than their male counterparts, these women have left valuable documentation about the Civil War era through their diaries and letters. 1 1/2" soft wrinkle at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Slipcase has small bump to one front edge, light wear and 1 1/2" line indentation to one top side edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
8 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A-Z OF STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS: A POTTED HISTORY, Pope, Clive Mason
9 Pope, Clive Mason A-Z OF STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS: A POTTED HISTORY
Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collectors' Club 1999 1851492585 / 9781851492589 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Colour photographs. "In the 18th century, artists and potters were not slow to reflect in models the interest of the time in identifying and selectively breeding individual types of dog, and continental and home-based factories started to produce realistic examples of both sporting and pampered dogs. Following Landseer's painting of 1836 of Queen Victoria's favourite dog, the King Charles Spaniel Dash, the potters of Staffordshire were not slow to seize the opportunity to turn Dash into a national icon. Pairs of spaniels were portrayed in clay in enormous quantities, followed soon after by many other breeds. The modellers are usually anonymous, but the simple hand-painted decoration, often done by children, gives each piece an individuality and vitality, and as (this) charming book shows, these dogs have an enduring quality that makes them as endearing today as they were when first made." Very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top edge of rear panel, two tiny dints on front hinge. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
10 Troyer, Johannes. THE CROSS AS SYMBOL & ORNAMENT. COLLECTED, DRAWN, AND DESCRIBED BY JOHANNES TROYER.
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
126 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black, white & red illustrations. "This is not only a reference work for people associated with Christian churches. It is also a handbook for artists, architects, typographers, and craftworkers. The cross in modern civilization generally signifies Christ, but the reader sees that crosses were used as both symbols and ornaments thousands of years before Golgotha. The first cross reproduced here actually goes back to the Stone Age! Troyer has hand-drawn the more than one hundred crosses depicted and has hand-lettered the accompanying text." Contents: Preface; The Precursors; The Dissembled Cross; The Latin Cross; The Greek Cross. Small paper label at bottom of front pastedown, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small chips and edge tears; light browning to spine, flap-folds and edges; very light soiling; tiny dent on spine - now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GRANDMOTHER'S TREE., Tyrrell, Avril.
11 Tyrrell, Avril. GRANDMOTHER'S TREE.
Burlington, Ontario North Shore 2003 1896899242 / 9781896899244 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Frances Tyrrell 
Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Charming colour illustrations, including directions for making two Christmas tree decorations from the story. "Decorating grandmother's Christmas tree is a much loved family tradition. Every year it is the same - almost. The paper Santa, the Christmas elf, the silver bird and their companions, are all very aware that every family changes over time. They wake with excitement each Christmas when the box in which they have slept safely all year is taken to the sitting room. There they are carefully unwrapped from their soft cozy blankets of tissue paper and are placed in the sparkling tree. The elf is the oldest and has a place of honor in the topmost branches. From there he reports on all the family, on all that has changed and all that remains the same." Dust jacket has minor rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GRANDMOTHER'S TREE., Tyrrell, Avril.
12 Tyrrell, Avril. GRANDMOTHER'S TREE.
Burlington, Ontario North Shore 2003 1896899242 / 9781896899244 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Frances Tyrrell Signed by Author and Illustrator.
Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Signed by author and illustrator on half title page. Charming colour illustrations, including directions for making two Christmas tree decorations from the story. "Decorating grandmother's Christmas tree is a much loved family tradition. Every year it is the same - almost. The paper Santa, the Christmas elf, the silver bird and their companions, are all very aware that every family changes over time. They wake with excitement each Christmas when the box in which they have slept safely all year is taken to the sitting room. There they are carefully unwrapped from their soft cozy blankets of tissue paper and are placed in the sparkling tree. The elf is the oldest and has a place of honor in the topmost branches. From there he reports on all the family, on all that has changed and all that remains the same." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF WADE:  COLLECTABLE PORCELAIN AND POTTERY., Warner, Ian and Posgay, Mike.
13 Warner, Ian and Posgay, Mike. THE WORLD OF WADE: COLLECTABLE PORCELAIN AND POTTERY.
(Antique Publications, Marietta, OH, 1988). 
188 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Fully illus. with marks, pattern numbers, b&w/color photos and drawings. Also included, a separate 1993 suggested price list. Wade has become familiar to many of us through their animal and fairy tale figures used as promotions in tea packages. However, the company has a long and interesting history producing many functional and decorative housewares, barwares, royalty commemoratives, and ornaments. Interior - ink "bullet" marks against some item s o n p a g e s 92 & 97- ink has bled throught to page 91, small crease at bottom corner of all pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at bottom corner of covers - tiny tear on rear corner, two fa in t c re a se s on s pi ne, spine is slightly concave, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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